Turf & Irrigation Blog

Toro Pressroom … Your Link to Toro

Be sure you link to Toro Pressroom Stay on top of what is new and exciting to assist your crew and your business through the Toro Pressroom.  Here you will be able to see the important information as it becomes available to the industry directly from Toro.  Toro Pressroom Link Example of what they recently posted include such things as: Toro’s Revolutionary SmartPark™ Braking System Makes Mowing Easier or Toro Adds Two New Dealers to Extensive Underground Distribution Network Click on either of these articles to read more and know that you can check on our website at anytime to
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Spring Showers…and the flood of golfers!

The good, bad and the ugly… That’s what most of us start to think of when spring arrives and we are happy to know that the flood of golfers will be returning to the course.  With that comes the challenges of getting everything on the course in tip top shape and repairing what mother nature served up over the winter.  Here are just a few items we share with you to be sure you have what you need for all of those maintenance issues. TORO MVP KITS Regular maintenance helps you maximize uptime so you can keep up with your
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Summer Field Day – July 21

See you at 28th Annual Field Day for IPLLA Site of this year’s event is at the Hendricks County Conference Center and Fairgrounds.  IPLLA is the Green Industry Leader and has once again pulled together a tremendous agenda. As a new feature this year, the Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association will devote an entire education track to business related topics for Owners and Managers.  All of these will be held in the Conference Room of the Hendricks County Fairground Complex.  Note that this year includes guest speakers from our very own team at Kenney Corporation. We will start the
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Toro Announces Distributor Award Winner

Mike Grimm Receives Green Blazer Award Kenney Machinery is proud to announce one of our own as an award winner this year from Toro.  We congratulate Mike on this great accomplishment!   Join us in thanking him for his dedication and customer-focused efforts. Here is the recent press release from TORO that we would like to share: BLOOMINGTON, Minn., (July 2014) – The Toro Company announced its 2013 distributor sales award recipients at the annual Toro awards presentation held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Toro’s awards recognize distributor personnel for customer-focused sales programs in the turf equipment market. Mike Grimm, SCPS, of Kenney Machinery received
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Dare to compare Zero Turn Options

Compare Zero Turn Mowers — Toro vs. John Deere Making the correct decision when buying a new mower can sometime be a daunting task.  Why not view this current video comparing the new Toro 42″ Zero Turn Mower with a similar John Deere 42″ EZTrak? Features and functionality We’ll compare Toro’s 42″ zero turn TimeCutter to a comparable 42″ John Deere EZTrak. Take a look at the engines, Toro packs a more powerful 22hp Kohler engine. The Deere is running a 20hp Briggs and Stratton. Toro features Smart Speed control system that gives you two speed ranges that are perfect
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Get Zero-Turn Productivity With The Sand Pro ® 2040Z

Cut grooming time and improve  the looks of your bunkers The time and effort needed for bunker maintenance have both been significantly lowered thanks to Toro’s new Sand Pro 2040Z, the industry’s first zero-turn mechanical groomer. The design allows it to turn on a dime so you can easily groom even the bunkers you’ve had to groom by hand in the past.  We introduce this new line from Toro and share with you the ways in which you can improve your course bunker grooming. Watch this video to experience it’s many new features: See it in action    Top line
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Worried about what may be under all that snow?

What will all of this snow do to your golf course? So this has been the winter of record snow, polar vortexes, and unbelievable winter conditions that we will all remember for years to come.   Many golf courses have been covered in snow for extended periods of time, leaving many to wonder what they will see when it all melts in the coming weeks.   What strategies do you have and what should you be concerned about?   We share a recent article from the USGA that addresses those concerns and gives you the steps you need to take
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Turfonomics…Budgets Shrink, but Expectations Don’t

Are you keeping up with shrinking budgets? Do you find that your customers expectations are raising the bar for your maintenance team? At Kenney Machinery we are committed to finding ways for you to expand your budget in times of budget crunches.  Look to our team for solutions on temporary rentals, qualified service technicians to maintain your equipment, training schools for your in-house team.  From new equipment to off-lease we have a full line of equipment available and ways to meet your needs. Do you currently receive the Toro Advantage Newletter that shares with you the latest in golf and
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The future of Golf as GIS Show wraps up another successful show

The 2014 Golf Industry Show (GIS) recently concluded in Orlando, FL and for the many that attended from the Mid-West, the weather in Florida was a welcomed relief from the wintery blast. In attendance were several from the Kenney Machinery team, and as they gathered information on the upcoming trends and products for the industry they also took part in making sure several students from Purdue University Turf Program were also given the proper tour of the event. We also wanted to share comments published by USGA in regards to those items they view as key factors to the future
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Service School 2014

What will you take advantage of in 2014? Now is the time to be thinking about training opportunities for yourself and your service team.   We want you to be ready to start your season with equipment that will have minimum down time and run efficiently and safely throughout the entire season.  To be ready when the snow melts why not join us as we travel the state and offer service schools on important maintenance skills and new techniques or tools available to you in the marketplace. Here is the list of upcoming classes …mark you calendar and call us
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